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A global first. Henry Mintzberg and headteachers/school principals from around the world meet to discuss Rebalancing Society
A global first. Henry Mintzberg and headteachers/school principals from around the world meet to discuss Rebalancing Society

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Headteachers & Henry Mintzberg working together on Rebalancing Society to address climate crisis

"Headteachers and School Principals are leading their schools through unprecedentedly complex times and we want to help them find, learn and create constructive practices in their schools and the communities where they live", says Melanie Harwood, Founder of eduCCate Global.

eduCCate Global is pleased to be partnering with Coaching Ourselves to give headteachers a gift, “Bedtime stories for headteachers” with Henry Mintzberg, a world leading expert on management and strategy. This is the first in a series of peer-learning workshops, designed especially for forward-thinking headteachers in eduCCate Global’s ever-growing network.

This workshop is based on an idea that Henry Mintzberg developed in his book, “Bedtime stories for managers”. The idea is that headteachers, despite their role as managers, rarely, if ever, have the chance to reflect on and build their leadership and management skills or exchange with each other.

In this workshop headteachers will join other practicing headteachers from around the globe and participate in guided small group discussions around the theme of "Influencing others: Leading through trust". They will examine two common managerial pitfalls: relying too heavily on formal authority and relying on close personal relationships as methods of influencing others. They will then explore the only enduring basis of influence: trust. How do you establish trust with others? By building your own competence and character. What do you need to do differently? This session will help answer this question.

Henry Mintzberg, will join the headteachers at the end of the breakouts to hear about their learning experience, share his big idea for Rebalancing Society and lead a discussion on where and how headteachers and their schools can play a vital role.

Henry is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he has been teaching since 1968. He is the author or co-author of fifteen books, his management articles number over one hundred fifty, and he is recognized in the Web of Science list of “the world’s most cited and influential researchers” with approximately 4,000 citations.

This will be an incredible opportunity for headteachers to meet Henry and other headteachers from around the world, learn together, share ideas, and generate energy for action. While the challenges in our schools and school systems are many, the possibilities are endless.

“Bedtime stories for headteachers” Monday, October 18th from 4PM to 5:30 PM UK (11AM to 12:30 EST)

Headteachers/School Principals register here

eduCCate Global is upskilling teachers so that they can confidently integrate teaching on climate and carbon literacy within their existing curriculum. Our vision is “A world where every school and every teacher is equipped to inspire and empower students to thrive in our climate-challenged world.”

Launched on April 22, 2019, as a not-for-profit, in just 9 months, we upskilled 329K teachers in 43 countries. Since then, we have been learning how to better support teachers and their school communities. Today, we are working with climate experts and thought leaders from around the world to build and disseminate a new coherent whole-school approach to climate education.

Henry Mintzberg: A Brief Bio

Henry Mintzberg, is an internationally renowned academic, author and researcher. He is currently the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mintzberg has won the McKinsey Award for publishing the best article in the Harvard Business Review (despite his critical stance about the strategy consulting business). He is also credited with co-creating the organigraph, which is taught in business schools. From 1991 to 1996, he was a visiting professor at INSEAD.

Mintzberg writes on the topics of management and business strategy, with more than 150 articles and twenty books to his name. His seminal book, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (Mintzberg, 1994), criticizes some of the practices of strategic planning today. He describes himself as “a writer and educator, mostly about managing organizations, developing managers, and rebalancing societies (where my attention is currently focused).” He is also an outdoorsman and collector of beaver sculptures.

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eduCCate Global is upskilling teachers so that they can confidently integrate teaching on climate and carbon literacy within their existing curriculum. Our vision is “A world where every school and every teacher is equipped to inspire and empower students to thrive in our climate-challenged world.”

Launched on April 22, 2019, as a not-for-profit, in just 9 months, we upskilled 329K teachers in 43 countries. Since then, we have been learning how to better support teachers and their school communities. Today, we are working with climate experts and thought leaders from around the world to build and disseminate a new coherent whole-school approach to climate education.

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Melanie Harwood

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eduCCate Global (EG) is the creator of the Original Certified Climate Change Teacher Course, delivered to more than 329,000 schools in 43 countries. Our mission is to upskill 100 million teachers in 12 months, with the follow-on mission to upskill 7.7 billion people on the planet so as to ensure each and every person has a strong and clear understanding of Sustainability, Climate Literacy, Carbon Literacy, Transition and, ultimately, Transformation towards Net Zero. eduCCate Global is a Not For Profit Organisation.

EG has considerable experience in conceptualising, developing, building to final, trialling and launching: CPD Teacher Training, Lifelong Learning Training Programmes for adults, education and learning programmes for children and learners between the ages of 3 to 19 years of age. eduCCate Global has extensive experience organising international launches, conferences, webinars, Summits, Awards Ceremonies, Virtual Summits, Virtual Awards Ceremonies, Training Seminars and workshops (both in person an virtually), having staged over 14 events and conferences since 2019, ranging from 10-600 participants. In addition, eduCCate Global have developed a broad pan-European network of Foundation, Business, University, Vocational Training Colleges, Teacher Training Colleges, Primary and Secondary Schools, and experts in Early Years Education, SEN and Autism, Sustainability, Climate Literacy, Carbon Literacy, Transition Engineering, PR, Marketing, Social Media, Broadcast Media, Eco-Anxiety, Permaculture, Biodiversity, Green Finance, Rebuild Economics, UN Agencies, NASA, Environmental International Law Specialists, Green Inventors, and Transformation Specialists.

eduCCate Global develops outstanding packages and enhances them into multi-language, audio-visual and multiple access point learning mechanisms to be made available to all global citizens, as open source lifelong learning and personal development towards the societal mindset shift needed to develop and deliver the workforce for the Green Deal.

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